Application deadline: Tuesday, March 5th - 5:00 PM (EST)
About canfitpro canfitpro is the largest provider of education in the Canadian fitness industry. Founded in 1993, canfitpro delivers accessible, quality education, certifications, conferences, trade shows, and membership services. canfitpro’s over 24,000 members include some of the world’s finest fitness professionals, health club operators, industry suppliers, and fitness consumers.
What is a Senior Events Experience Manager? As canfitpro’s Senior Event Experience Manager, your primary role is to lead the events team in the successful execution of canfitpro’s numerous conferences and events. This role will focus on event logistics, leading the events team and collaborating with other canfitpro departments to execute the annual events plan, manage events budgets, lead and guide successful event operations.
What will you be doing?
Drive the Event Experience team in serving current and prospective members through canfitpro Conference & Events
Develop, train and manage a team of associates that focus on curriculum build, logistics, registration, exhibit and sponsorship management and volunteers
Develop, maintain & update operational budgets throughout the year, and meet annual budgetary goals for each canfitpro event
Oversees the creation and implementation of event logistics timelines and critical paths. Use established timelines & critical paths to strategically delegate tasks to other members of the Event Experience team to help balance workloads
Manage event suppliers & venue relationships, including sourcing, contracting, and negotiating all suppliers
Overseeing the building of all event curriculum in collaboration with Subject Matter Experts
Collaborate with Exhibitor & Sponsorship Team to define all sponsor & exhibitor logistical requirements and ensure all requirements are met
Liaise with Marketing & Communication Teams on all event items related to branding & messaging requirements at all canfitpro events
Manage schedule of on-site support at events by assigning roles, communicating and lead on-site execution
Manage the event evaluation process and prepare post-event analysis that can be distributed to staff and other stakeholders in order to review and improve future events
Seek out, provide guidance and implement new strategies and techniques for improving the quality of canfitpro events, and the attendee experience.
Drive innovation in event marketing & operations, as well as event planning processes & cycles
Do you have what it takes?
Minimum of post-secondary education or equivalent experience in Event Management
CEM designation or working towards designation is an asset
Customer focused and able to work in a collaborative team environment
Strong people skills and ability to deliver on objectives with a service minded approach
Must be able to work in fast pace, changing environment
Must be able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
Capable of producing a high volume of quality work, within tight timelines
High problem-solving and critical thinking skills
Must have effective communications skills both verbal and written
Presentation skills, time management, follow up without supervision
Must be detailed oriented
Ability to manage vendor and 3rd party relationships
Computer competence including Word, PPT, Excel, database systems
5 + years of experience in event management and logistics and
2 + years in Event Leadership or Managing an Event Team
2 + years Managing Projects including budgets
Experience and interest in the fitness industry is an asset
This position is based out of canfitpro Home Office at 225 Select Ave. Toronto
Mainly weekdays, occasional evenings and weekends work will be required
Occasional work off-site and travel may be required
What’s in it for you?
FREE Fitness membership and discounted membership for friends and family
Group benefits plan designed to meet employees’ basic and life-changing benefits needs
Fun and energetic atmosphere to come to every day!
canfitpro is an equal opportunity employer. Upon request, we will make accommodations available during the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities.
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